FOUNDER - CEO
Cameron is the Founder CEO and Board Member of The Shaun Miller Foundation
and began the journey in 2015 after watching his only child and beloved son Shaun
pass away in his arms from Childhood Congenital Heart Disease CHD in 2012.
Shaun was a double Heart Transplant recipient and became a hero to the Cardiac Kid's
when he embraced CHD Heart Ambassador of the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne Australia
the first cardiac child in the hospitals 149 year history.
His task was education and awareness for the important research required
to find the baffling cure and end the struggles that all the Children were facing
he worked tirelessly giving hope courage and strength to other kids
who had just been diagnosed with CHD waiting for a Transplant
or about to experience a life changing Heart Transplantation.
Why did Cameron launch the Foundation?
Simply to complete Shaun's legacy and the Foundations quest
for all the children who have lost their battle and fight the battle every day.
Cameron spent most of his growing years in Apollo Bay Victoria at his family holiday home
a keen surfer in his teenage years and a member of the Apollo Bay board riders association.
He entered stage performance at the age of 15
and auditioned at NIDA National Institute of dramatic art at the age of 19.
At 20 he was working on the the fringes of the film industry
as a bit part actor when he realized acting wasn't for him
but enjoyed learning the industry realizing that you can have a great film
but if it's not distributed properly who is going to watch it?
He studied distribution and learnt from the best becoming great friends with screen icon
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell O.A.M and legendary Film Distributor Alan Finney O.A.M.
He was advised to commit with the intense course in film making
with LA producer and film teacher Dov Simens who launched the careers of
Quinton Tarantino, Chris Nolan, Spike Lee, Guy Richie and many others.
Cameron, Shaun and Bud we're very close and film business associates
creating Bud's first script together and building Bud's confidence
to take on his first Production / Directing role in Australia.
Alan Finney O.A.M is one of the most successful and experienced
Australian film Distributor / Managing Director for Village Road Group
where he launched 500 plus films in production distribution and marketing
Breaker Morant - Mad Max 1 2 3 - Romper Stomper - Bad Boy Bubby
The Crack - The Piano - Muriel's Wedding - Priscilla Queen of the Desert
and the marketing genius behind the hit film The Castle.
He joined Buena Vista International (Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures)
as Managing Director / Vice President developing the campaigns for studio movies
such as the theatrical release of The Sixth Sense - Spiderman
Pirates of the Caribbean 1 2 3 - Finding Nemo and many more screen blockbusters.
Today Alan is the Board Chairman of the AFI / AACTA Film Academy Awards
served on the Board of Australia Center for Moving Images
Chairman of Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia
Executive Board Director for OZ FLIX Australia
and Board Chairman of The Shaun Miller Foundation.
Cameron ventured to Hollywood LA where he connected with
the top acting agents APA, CAA to name a few and produced
two Australian classic films 'Yesterday's Hero' and 'Groomless Bride'.
In 2006 he distributed 'Shot of Love' a film for the South Australian Film Corporation
a theatrical Independent Motion Picture release all around Australia
and the feature Film 'Hobby Farm' in Melbourne - Sydney - Perth.
He produced 'Yesterdays Hero' in Los Angeles working with actors
'Corey Feldman' (Lost Boys - Gremlins - The Goonies by 'Steven Spielberg')
the late 'Rowdy Roddy Piper' (W.F.C) World Champion
'Nikki Griffin' (Tokyo Drift - The O.C T.V series)
'Jason Acuna' (Wee Man from 'Jackass').
Cameron has been contracted by Penguin Books and Random House Distributors
for his own autobiography 'An Awesome Ride' - Through A Fathers Eyes
which includes Shaun's New York Award winner available in good book stores .
He believes a critical ingredient of a great team is the people
from our Board of Directors - staff - sponsors and proud partners
Dr Victor Chang O.A.M Cardiac Research Institute (Australian Of The Century)
The Shaun Miller Foundation is a professional and dedicated group
that strive to share Shaun's vision for all those who have
lost their battle and fighting the battle every day.
Join with us in our quest against Childhood Congenital Heart Disease
and our vision of The Shaun Miller Cardiac Care Centres all around the world.
The Shaun Miller Foundation
'We Help Mend Broken Heart's'
Cameron speaking on the release of 'An Awesome Ride - Through A Father's Eyes'
Penguin Books Random House Australia.